Wonderful Works Of Art
National Quilt Championships
Sandown Park 22.06.2012 - 24.06.2012 (10am - 4pm)
The themes of this year's open competitive quilt show were
"Garden Party" sponsored by Kaleidescope
"In The Pink" sponsored by Grosvenor Shows in support of Breast Cancer Care
There were spectacular displays of hundreds of competitive quilts from all over the world and the scenes were a joy to behold - even though the huge crowds made for difficult manoevering. The queue at the entrance was huge well before the opening and stretched half way around the car park but the show was definitely well worth the wait. Here were some of my favourites ...
|This spectacular "In The Pink" was most definitely my favourite of the show|
'Floral Extravaganza' by Carole Shanahan
|And this "In The Pink" came a close second for me|
'In The Pink' by Hilary Beattie
|Although in fact was judge Lee Brown's choice|
Sadly I have mislaid my programme and am unable to be precise about the origin of many of the quilts. Apologies to all you wonderful ladies who have spent hours producing these masterpieces!
|As you know I love pink|
Breast Awareness Charities
Would be delighted with this one
'Think Pink' by Thursday Morning Patchwork Corner Group
'Helen's Rose Sampler' by Helen Clarke
'Girdhouses' by Gloria Roope and Material Girls
|I loved these unusual and intricate wall hangings|
'Summer Days' by Gloria Roope and Material Girls
|And these too were amazing|
|This clever work of art made me dizzy!|
'Garden Party' by Susan Briscoe
|A wavy wonder|
'Flying By The Moon' by Pam Bowles
|These oriental wall hangings were amazing|
By Reiko Domen
|And this blue a masterpiece|
'Maldives 2' by Neel Williams
|I loved this elephant|
'In The Pink' by Trudy Smethurst
|And this "In The Pink" another of my favourites|
'Reflections 2' by Dorothy Sharman
At this point I realized that it was too difficult to take photos as the crowds were so huge (I have discarded over half as there were people blocking the views) and I felt quite unsafe on my wobbly feet to carry on. I said goodbye to my friend, bought some Anchor threads and fabrics and headed for the exit.
|Perhaps I can do something pretty with these|
I did enjoy the show but felt that it was not quite as imaginative as others I have seen and also that there were far too many people to make it a pleasant experience.
|Some very original fabrics were for sale|
|I bought this textured Indian silk to make a bag|
|And this lovely silk to make another!|
There were obviously masses more beautiful quilts but sadly too many people around to photograph them. The supplies, demonstrations, kits, threads and books were in great demand - and once again the buttons really caught my eye.
I shall try and update this site with more information on the quilts once I find my programme!
Note: Site now updated with credits!